The essential guide to Flex 2 with ActionScript 3.0 by Charles Brown

By Charles Brown

Flex 2 represents anything of a revolution in internet purposes. it's the subsequent evolutionary step of Flash, which has grown from an internet animation device to a strong firm website design and improvement device. with approximately ninety eight% of all internet browsers and mobile telephones operating the Flash participant had to use Flash and Flex functions, wisdom of Flex is necessary for any critical internet clothier and developer.

This e-book will assist you to create strong, wealthy web purposes utilizing Flex 2 and ActionScript 3.0. After studying find out how to set up and changing into accustomed to the fundamentals of the Flex Builder 2 software program, you'll discover extensive how ActionScript 3.0 interacts with Flexs robust XML-like layout language: MXML. the textual content will take you thru all of the strong positive factors of Flex utilizing a chain of strictly useful exercises.

Put without difficulty, this ebook is all youll have to grasp Flex 2 and ActionScript 3.0 program improvement. Welcome to the revolution!

  • Understand MXML packing containers
  • Create transitions
  • Create data-driven purposes with XML
  • Interface Flex with ColdFusion
  • Understand the facility of states

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You should get something like Figure 1-31. If you do, everything is working perfectly. Figure 1-31. The FDS2 sample page Don’t worry too much about going through this information for now. You just want to be sure everything is working properly. 3. To shut down the FDS2 server, simply close the command window like you would any other window. You will see a few brief messages about data in the computer’s memory being destroyed, and then the window will close. Everything should now be installed and ready to work.

I find it makes for easier reading. However, this is not a requirement. 3. Either scroll down to mx:Label or type mx:Label. Notice that the names of the components begin with a capital letter. You have probably already figured out that they are based on corresponding class files. qxd 2/27/07 4:02 PM Page 35 INTRODUCING FLEX AND FLEX BUILDER 2 4. Press the spacebar and type T, and you will be given a list of attributes starting with t for the tag (see Figure 2-10). 2 Figure 2-10. The list of attributes available for the Label component 5.

Go ahead and run the application like you did before. You should see your label nicely centered in the browser. But what about the WipeRight behavior you had before when you clicked the mouse button on your text? You can add that visually also. Notice the buttons just to the right on the top of the Flex Properties panel. 0 4. Click this button, and your Flex Properties panel now shows you more options grouped by the category of the options (see Figure 2-16). 5. Notice that one of the categories is Effects.

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